(Closed) MOB dress – why is this so hard??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
74 posts
Worker bee


Post # 4
4799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had the same issue – my mom felt really old or not formal enough in EVERYTHING. I literally had a blister on my finger from zipping her into dresses, she easily tried on three times as many as I did! In the end hers came from a bridal shop – we tried a million other places first like Nordstrom, Dillards, Macys, etc. But since she is petite the sizing made that pretty impossible. I doubt her exact dress is in production anymore but I believe the designer/line was Cameron Blake, he does a line of MOB dresses.







Post # 5
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My mum had the same problem, she is only 46  and couldn’t find anything she really liked but, after a lot of searching she got this beauty from amazon and fits like a glove.


Post # 6
1812 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

How formal is too formal and how casual is too casual? Is it in a church, outdoors, somewhere else? Knee length or floor length? I can see a self-described stylish 55 year old wearing something fun like this:


Edit: My wedding is outdoors and summer-church-clothes-casual, basically, so this would be appropriate at mine. All depends on what you want!

Post # 7
7898 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think the key is to not shop for a MOB dress, but to just shop for a dress. My mom got hers at Nordstroms and my Mother-In-Law got hers at Macy’s. They can just buy normal cocktail or evening dresses.

Post # 8
11535 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This is the dress (shown on the model) that my mother wore to my wedding almost four years ago:

Below is the dress I wore as SMOB in DH’s older daugher’s wedding last year:

Post # 9
7898 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

MOG–I liked the dress better when she took off the bolero


MOB (which is slightly matronly on my mom because she’s heavy and wanted her arms covered, but it’s not old-lady and it’s not too formal either)

Post # 10
3567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My advice is stay out of the bridal shops I hate most the standard mob dress and go into the normal places or department stores like Nordstrom or Lord and Taylor’s to find her a dress.

Post # 12
737 posts
Busy bee

I had my dress made by Jasmines Bridal Shop, they made my daughter’s wedding dress as well as all the other bridal party dresses.  My daughter wanted me to wear a red dress and a long dress.  She loved the dress and so did I.  Here is a picture:

She took a sample of the fabic to the florist to have her roses match the colour.  Red is her favourite colour and mine as well.

Post # 13
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a hard time at department stores as we ran into the problems you are having. I don’t know whether you are looking for short or long (my mom is wearing short), but I suggest Jasmine Bridal. They have a lot of options that are occasion and age appropriate (IMO). My mom is going to be wearing this Jasmine black label dress:

I don’t think the model does the dress justice. It looked gorgeous on.

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